Northern Venture Trust PLC.
2 MARCH 2016
NORTHERN VENTURE TRUST PLC
Northern Venture Trust PLC ("Northern Venture Trust") announces the sale of its investment in Kitwave One Limited ("Kitwave") to the Kitwave management team, supported by private equity funds managed by Pricoa Capital Group and Allstate Investments.
Northern Venture Trust has received initial cash proceeds of £3.55 million for its holding of ordinary shares and redeemable loan stock in Kitwave. The directors' valuation of the investment in Kitwave for the purposes of calculating the unaudited net asset value as at 31 December 2015, which was announced on 17 February 2016, was £3.33 million. The uplift in Northern Venture Trust's net assets resulting from the realisation is therefore £0.22 million, equivalent to approximately 0.2 pence per share based on the 94,399,820 shares currently in issue.
Northern Venture Trust may, subject to future performance and tax claims, become entitled to receive further sale proceeds of up to £0.49 million over the period to December 2017. These proceeds will be recognised in the financial statements as and when received.
Alastair Conn/Christopher Mellor, NVM Private Equity LLP - 0191 244 6000
Neither the contents of the NVM Private Equity LLP website nor the contents of any website accessible from hyperlinks on the NVM Private Equity LLP website (or any other website) is incorporated into, or forms part of, this announcement.
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Northern Venture Trust PLC via Globenewswire